Saturday, July 21, 2012

Royal mail and a heavenly gift!!!!!!

Yep!  Royal Mail all the way from Wales!  I won a giveaway over at Faith's blog and I received it today in the mail!!!! (Sorry for the shadows....I have a sky light and it plays havoc with my photos during the day! )
She sent me this precious card that looks handmade with a sweet note from her inside.
I received the knitting book of the year!  Everywhere I look this book is being talked about, learned from and on many knitter's wish lists!  This may be beyond my skill level but after knitting all week I'm feeling up to the challenge!  Of course, only AFTER I finish all my YOP's...that goes without saying! (Tee Hee!)  But meanwhile it will be on my nightstand to be read and enjoyed! I am so into knitting right now I can hardly stand it!  Now I think I know what everyone's been talking about!  I see an addiction coming on!  I want to read about it, Google it, watch YouTube videos about it, talk about it endlessly with other knitting bloggers, pour over Ravelry every chance I get, and of course do it!  KNIT!!!!  Don't worry, I still love my crochet but knitting is new and different for me and a challenge and boy do I love myself a challenge! Ha! Ha!
 But wait....that's not all..........take a gander at this beauty!  More stash!  I'm so excited and this yarn is as wonderful to touch as it is pretty to look at!
and look at this gorgeous color "sweet pea" which always reminds me of my Granddaughter, who's name also happens to be Faith.  Her Dad calls her Sweet Pea.  100% Merino wool no less.........soft, not scratchy!  
And just in case I'm not sweet enough (which we all know I am ...LOL!) a cute little snack while I'm busy working on my YOP's!  Faith, you think of everything!  Aren't they just too cute? 
As if that wasn't enough, she gave me this, the sweetest present of all made by her very own hands while she's a busy wife and Mother.....amazing!

Ta Da!!!!!  Look at these precious flowers!!!!!  I love them!  I think I need to make a felted bag to sew these flowers onto.  Wouldn't that be cute? 
 Faith, I can't thank you enough for introducing me to YOP's and for the lovely gifts you included in your giveaway.  I've been wanting to have a drawing once I reach 100 followers.  Meanwhile, you have shown me how to make it very special for someone else when that time comes.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!  You made my day, week, and month!
 Happy Saturday everyone! 

Addendum to my post 07/21/2012
At the time I wrote this I had no idea what had happened in Colorado.  I didn't watch t.v. all day nor did I talk to anyone so I didn't find out until the 6 p.m. news tonight.  My prayers and condolences go out to all those families and the emergency workers, doctors,  police and fire people who are still working to save lives, find answers and comfort those who are mourning.  In fact, my son and grandson were going to see Spiderman today.


  1. Faith is such a sweetheart, what a lovely parcel, knitting Brioche looks like lots of fun (if a little challenging).

  2. Wow! That is one wonderful package.

  3. Royal mail. Now that is exciting. What a wonderful surprise.

  4. Oh you lucky, lucky girl! I think Faith is sweet and secretly wish she lived next door to me--:) Enjoy your goodies and thanks for sharing them with us.

  5. The tragedy in Colorado is awful. I just don't understand how a young man gets to that point. What makes methodically, randomly hurting others okay in someone's mind? I hope they do not play the "mentally unstable" card. It was premeditated. He knew what he was doing.

    Congrats to you on winning all those lovely gifts. Knitting just didn't click with me, so I'm glad to hear you are enjoying it. I'll stick with crochet and cross-stitch and get back to papercrafting at some point.

    Have a wonderful day. Tammy

  6. I am so pleased it has finally arrived, I was worried I'd given the pigeons the wrong directions. Hope you enjoy your new stash, I've just started something with that riot yarn, but haven't used it up to now so I'm looking forward to how it comes out.

    It was awful hearing the news on the radio, A real tragedy...goodness knows what those families are going through.

  7. What a lovely package!!! How fun to get royal mail!!!!!! The flowers are awesome!!!! You are sweet enough already, but eat those snacks just to make sure!! ;)


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